22nd March 2018 Thursday Evening 18:30hrs caught Coach for France
first to the Ferry Terminal
Had cabin 6400 first cabin off
the main entrance, small toilet & Shower cubical had to pull the top
bunk down for Paulene. It was a lively crossing but we were happy
arrived at Roscoff 07:30hrs Friday and got back on our coach to
drive to Bénodet.
We arrived at lunch time but all the shops were closed for lunch? So
we walked to a Boulangerie Bakers shop where I bought a Tuna
baguette Paulene had some Quiche.
We were due to go out for a meal at 19:30hrs down at the water
front. But the hotel Bains de Mer in Bénodet never had a lounge or
coffee and kettle in the bed room. So not very sociable and as
and I were not very good at French I didn’t take Paulene out for long.
The Meal was okay but not much veg. to go with the meal as we
hadn’t any thing since lunch time. Better on Saturday
Saturday 24th March 2018 well breakfast was continental; cereals
baguette and croissant and juice and coffee! With jam butter ham and
cheese. You couldn’t go wrong? We will invite you to share our
Saturday Lunch! GWEN AOD. Well you could because we were going to
be entertained to a meal lunch time by the French choir.
Paulene got stuck into the cocktails!
There was lots of apple juice, sparkling and still.
Then we had Crêpe
Savoury and sweet fillings!
After that it was a quite walk back to the Hotel.
Saturday evening we had a coach ride about a hour north of Bénodet where the
Torpoint Lady Singers had a concert with two French choirs.
Sunday was a little hectic as the coach drive couldn’t drive due to
driver hours limits! But with a hearty breakfast all had a good
Ben Aidouni knocked on the room door it was a nice
surprise he is our host when we go on a twinning visit, and he took
us to the Venue the
Bénodet Accueil. The others got lifts from the
The mix-up was what are we eating lunch time? Well
the Choir GWEN AOD are bringing sandwiches! But we had to bring our
own so after a whip-round, Paul Roper got some refreshments in from
the super market to keep the wolf from the door.
speeches by the Mayor and the committee, it was a long concert by
the Torpoint Lady Singers broken by Sue Westwell the accompanist &
Sylvia Fraser our Musical director doing some piano duets, after
that the Gwen Aod’s turn to entertain us.
We then had a reception
with cocktails and drinks, also a prize ticket draw 2 of which the
TLS won Hilda , it was her birthday, and Chris Trethewey they won a
basket of goodies.
We spent the evening with Ben & Françoise
before Ben dropped us back at the hotel.
Monday morning it was breakfast, and then getting the bills paid which took a little
effort as the hotel would have liked it to be all paid as one bill.
Down to the water front where the coach was to pick us up, we waited
for the representative of the French choir to say goodbye and then
was off to Roscoff with the help of Ken Trethewey assisting the
driver to find the exits on the roundabouts. Stopped at a
supermarket and bought a present for Sandra Stentiford a 4X4 cake
and some Lunch for on the boat Danish pastries, Blue Cheese and
Bread for me & Quiche for Paulene.
On the Boat about 13:00hrs, first on so got nice comfortable seats. As Paulene had
seen the film advertised in London we saw the film “The Shape of
Water” you will have to ask Paulene what she thought of that, as she was
By the time we got to Plymouth it was Raining!
When we were dropped of at the top school it was pouring down so we
were well soaked arriving home.